WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —A West Palm Beach man shot his father in the hand and shot another man to death during a drug deal at a Riviera Beach motel last summer, police said.
Riviera Beach police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Correy Williams, 31, was taken into custody Thursday in West Palm Beach.
Williams faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and tampering with a witness.
Detectives said Williams was the triggerman in a double shooting in the parking lot at the Travelodge motel on Blue Heron Boulevard in July.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the victim, Chris Weary, 44, was going to sell Williams pills and paid the suspect’s father $100 to supervise the transaction.
Williams entered the victim’s car and pulled out a gun, first shooting his father, Darrell Williams, in the hand, the report said.
The suspect’s father ran from the car and heard more gunshots, according to the report.
Police found Weary dead inside his car, which had crashed inside the motel’s swimming pool area.
Darrell Williams was initially reluctant to implicate his son in the shooting, detectives said. He told police his son threatened to kill him and his wife if they cooperated with the investigation, displaying a handgun at one point, the report stated.
Chris Weary was found dead around noon in a white Pontiac on the south side of the Travelodge property in the 3600 block of Blue Heron, just east of Interstate 95, police said.